Semi Accident in Gallatin County Leaves One Dead

Illinois State Police report a fatal crash on US-45 in Gallatin County.

The accident happened around 9:30 a.m. on US-45, north of Washington Road, when one semi-truck lost a tire that struck another semi-truck.

The second truck caught fire and hit a tree.

42 year-old Thomas Woodworth was the driver of the truck that lost the tire. He refused treatment at the scene.The driver of the second truck was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the deceased driver has not been released.

According to Illinois State Police, both drivers were wearing a seat belt. At this time, charges are pending.

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